Gal pals Jeanette and Phyllis are anxiously awaiting the results of MTV’s “Video Thrilled the Parody Star” contest, hosted by the hunky-doriest heartthrob of the 1980s: Weird Al Yankovic. Will their entry—which portrays parity with a motley crew of clarity, sincerity, and hilarity— push more buttons than an accordionist? Or worse, will their friendship be eighty-sixed in ’86 in an Al-legory on the bummers of the big time?
THE BUTTON PUSHERS
Directed by India Stachyra
A mysterious stranger visits an amiable suburban couple with an offer they just can't seem to fathom: push a button that will both kill a random person and earn them a million dollars.
Hollywood, 1953. In the middle of production on ‘The Creature From the Black Lagoon’, the film’s aquatic star walks off set to protest the firing of Hollywood’s first female makeup artist and creature creator, Milicent Patrick, drawing the ire of studio fixer Henry Maddox. But who’s the real monster?
by Rey Everett Quinones
Directed by Anne Karyna Bakan
After her car breaks down while fleeing the country, fugitive Avery is greeted by a friendly local who happens to be walking by. But as midwestern niceties turn into sinister requests, Avery must find a way to evade the man's growing threats, all while remaining off the grid.
Think you know who to credit and/or blame for Cabbage Patch Kids' creation? Well, you don’t. Not only has she garbage-paled into insignificance; she’s also kicked the bucket. Which means she can now take possession of a CPK’s soul...and potentially posthumously cancel the person who .pilfered and profited from her creation.